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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
A weekly a paranormal / occult podcast with Luke Madrid; exploring the intersection of magick, high-strangeness and culture. What are UFOs? Are ghosts real? We go down the rabbit hole to unveil the codes embedded within media and nature, exploring the unknown and discussing the strangest stuff we can get our hands on.
 
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderly Member of Parliament, a diabolical serum that can transform one person into another – truly the ingredients of a fast good thriller! Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has captured the imaginations of readers ever since it was first published in 1886. It met wi ...
 
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This week Carolyn sits down with Jason De León, anthropologist, photographer and author. He is currently the director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) and his research interests revolve around violence, materiality, Latin American migration, photoethnography, forensic science, and archaeology of the contemporary. Throughout this conversa…
 
Put out a saucer of milk, a pinch of catnip and prepare the confusing riddles because this week we are discussing the controversial issue of The Witch’s Familiar and what is so great about spirit-animals and totems in general. We explore how familiars need not be incarnate animals but also the animalistic nature of spirit, the spiritual nature of a…
 
Break out the clear liquor, crossbow and a jar of mysterious goop because we’re discussing the much-ignored, occult symbolism permeating Panos Casmatos’ horror-fantasy-revenge-thriller, “Mandy!” We skip the stuff others have explained and jump right into the planets, Tarot, Hebrew numerology and themes gnostic Satanism woven throughout this bloody …
 
This week the strangers are joined by Kathryn Allan! Kathryn is currently completing her PhD at the school of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on stateless persons, refugees, and asylum seekers. She is also regional president of Amnesty international of NSW and ACT. Welcome Kathryn! In this ep…
 
Grab your robe, wizard hat and Solomonic conjuring rug you bought online because it's time to begin The Howling as we whip out our Triangles of Art and ask way after its too late: “WTF are Demons?” Join us as we explore the different Infernal Hierarchies, methods of conjuration, pre-Christian understanding and high-grade, geometric psychobabble tha…
 
Began folding orange paper flowers and stewing the mole because the veil is getting thin, Abuela’s ghost is drunk on tequila and she’s going to be mad if you mess up the recipe because tonight we are celebrating Dia De Los Meurtos, the Day of the Dead! Special thanks to Dae and Heka Astra for providing the research and notes for this episode. Hoste…
 
Matt’s back this week with an interview with one of the original Familiar Strangers Dr Ian Pollock. Ian discusses the origins of the Familiar Strange, why it started and whether it helped or hindered his PhD. Matt discusses his involvement in the early days of TFS and what it contributed to his education as a communicator. Ian and Matt then discuss…
 
Jacked up and good to go! Fall into formation as we discuss Robert Heinlein’s science-fiction classic Starship Troopers, the 90s movie classic based upon it and what it has to do with the military industrial society we inhabit today. From tactical nukes to hypnotically programmed space marines and power armor - we dive into the creative imagination…
 
This month we dive into the recent political scandals in Australian politics. Familiar Stranger Alex gives us a brief overview of the current scandal involving former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. He asks the strangers to consider what the relationship is between the states and their respective constituents. What do you think? Is pork…
 
With the death of the White Fallow Buck at the hands of the police we discuss the spiritual implications between killing, the sacred hunt and state power. We explore the concept of self-mastery reflected in the starry archetype of Orion and his all important hunting dogs. We touch on the symbolism of The Moon card of the Tarot, Sagittarius and the …
 
Break out your birth chart and follow along as we discuss how to interpret our Sun, Moon, Rising and other signs, the planets contained therein and what it all means for somebody who wishes to not just know but direct their own destiny. We correct some common misnomers and reveal a helpful formula for contacting one’s holy guardian angel using the …
 
For this episode, Joe sits down with Susanna Trnka from the Anthropology department at the University of Auckland. Susanna is an associate professor in the anthropology department at the University of Auckland. Susanna received her PhD from Princeton before moving to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2003. Her research has been undertaken in Fiji, the Czech …
 
This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
Prepare to carve tiny, man-made chickens before cutting away the mysterious bandages of David Lynch’s first cinematic child; “Eraserhead”. Join us as we vivisect the religious, occult and sexual symbolism rife throughout the film as we reveal the meaning behind Eraserhead’s various characters, stilted dialogue and strange dream language in a cohere…
 
Why is blood red? Is blood supposed to taste good? How many times do I have to say "Bloody Mary" in the bathroom mirror before I get haunted? Prepare your red cells for an exciting injection of knowledge as we plunge through your arterial dimensions to converse about the mysteries hidden within your blood! On this episode we discuss: -Bloody Mary! …
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng, from the Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture, and Institute for Culture and Society (Western Sydney University).Jarrod and Nicholas start by defining the term of ethnomusicology and where it sits in relation to anthropo…
 
Grab your cat and body servant because it's time to scoop out your brains and fill your skull with resin as we circumnavigate the underworld, make our negative confessions and get our heart eaten by Amit because this week is all about exploring the secrets of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, mummification and the anatomy of the soul! During the free …
 
Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? Do angels come? What about the flesh-eating demons of the infinite hell and torture realms? What if you want to reincarnate as a wolf? How does one become a demon? We answer these questions and many more this week by diving into the Tibetan Buddhist manuscript for post-death enlightenment, The Bardo…
 
This week we’d like to introduce you to our newest Familiar Stranger, Ruonan Chen! Ruonan is currently doing her fieldwork around hospitals and healing practises in the Tibet autonomous region. In this episode, the strangers dive into Ruonan’s work and learn more about how “healing” can take on many different forms. Ruonan describes her work and de…
 
Join us this week as we vivisect the cult cinema classic “Jacob’s Ladder,” the psychological-horror thriller which inspired the “Silent Hill” video game series and tastefully borrows from various esoteric traditions to give artistic vision to the nightmare realities one faces while attempting to wholify themselves during life’s catastrophes and eve…
 
Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add a content warning for this episode for mentions of slavery and sexual assaultThis week, we’re bringing you an extra special interview/panel.Familiar stranger Alex Zoomed in with Dr Caroline Schuster, Dr Sarah Abel and Dr Catherine Frieman to take a deeper dive into the dark side of genetic t…
 
Grab your sketchpad, get ready to squiggle some lines and be prepared to be seduced by old ladies because during this week’s episode we discuss the grandfather of Chaos Magick, Austin Osman Spare, his early life as an artist, his legacy as a magician and how to perform both his sigil method and the death posture for chaos magick, fun and profit. In…
 
Put on your robe, wizard hat and log onto /X/ because this week’s episode we explore the powerful and often misunderstood ‘tulpa’ alongside its bigger, human destiny changing big brother, the ‘egregore.’ Somewhere between subconscious patterns and corporate personhood there exists a realm inhabited by spirits built from the energetic soup that life…
 
Have you ever wondered why The Devil is often accused of creating rock n’ roll? Some say it was Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads while others assume the very domain of such belongs to none other than Lucifer himself. We explore the occultism of Jimmy Paige and his curious connection to Kenneth Anger’s occult rock n’ roll classic “L…
 
And we’re back! This week we’d like to introduce our newest Familiar Stranger, Joe Clifford. Joe has just completed his Masters in Development Studies from the University of Auckland! To kick off his first panel, Joe discusses his research into the concept of Gotong Royong or mutual assistance in Indonesia. The rest of the Strangers weigh in on the…
 
WARNING: NSFW. This episode is disturbing and enters into delicate historical territory regarding unethical human experimentation which was forced on civilian populations prior to, during and after World War 2 by governments on all sides of the conflict. If you are not ready to hear the gorey details please avoid listening to this episode. If you a…
 
It’s time to crawl out of the fallout, baby and finally ask: “what the heck is nuclear power anyway?” In this episode we discuss the magic of nuclear radiation, neutron chain reactions, UFOs, fallout shelters and the effects of radiation on the human body! On this week’s nuclear episode we discuss: -Otto Hanh, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein and Enrico…
 
Grab your lederhosen, a pendulum, stuff your pockets with sauerkraut and have your papers ready because we’re going on a journey through South France, Tibet and the North Pole on our hunt to uncover the bizarre Occultism Of The Third Reich! Special Thanks to research assistant Heka Astra for contributing information and sections of the show. In thi…
 
Break out your Doreen Virtue oracle cards and prepare to gaze upon the second sun with David Greer as we blast Mothership Connection by Bootsy Collins at full blast because during this sage smelling episode we discuss New-Thought, the New-Age and how manifesting stuff works. Find out why h4ckrabbit, MariSama, Darth Dingus and Malachor 5 are vibrati…
 
The team at TFS would like to say thank you to all our listeners this season and to everyone who has listened in to our podcasts and read the blog! We are taking a short season break and we will return with some new and improved content in July!But keep an ear out for some special content we recorded last year at the AAS! Let’s keep in touch. Feel …
 
WARNING: This episode discusses some offensive and politically charged material. For people who would like to avoid the guess-work The Whole Rabbit, despite our bizarre sense of humor, is aligned strongly to the values of liberty and inclusion. We discuss how aesthetics is an important component of fascist movements which weaponizes beauty and cult…
 
This week we’d like to introduce a new Familiar Stranger, Jarrod Sim! Jarrod is a PhD student at the school of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. His current research is an anthropologically-led study of how landscape has shaped the auditory cultures of a Paiwanese community in Taiwan. He investigates and comprehend…
 
Lube up that tiger’s eye because it’s time to go energetic spelunking in search for the holy grail carved from Lucifer’s crown emerald and spy on the nations of the Earth using John Dee’s shewstone because this week we’re discussing the art and science of GETTING STONED ON CRYSTAL MATH as we discuss crystals, gems, diamonds and other precious metal…
 
Put on your robe and wizard hat and prepare for a short lesson in magick for beginners, tips for surviving the zeitgeist and what to do about dealing with magickal gatekeepers (as discussed so popularly on witchtok) because this week we are joined by ‘The Will of Time’ headmaster of the Sleepy Academy Forest of Magick and instagram personality extr…
 
Draw a square of Jupiter on a cake with blue frosting because this week we’re celebrating show-host-Luke’s birthday by forgoing the research and just talking about whatever we want. We finally get to discuss Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, bonks, horny jail and that stupid “S” everybody draws. The extended version of this show is free and available…
 
This week we bring you a special collaboration between The Familiar Strange and the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists or ANSA. In this special collaboration, Familiar Stranger Alex sits down with Hanne Worsoe and Dr Romy Listo to discuss some of the difficulties that arise from working in particularly intense or distressing field sites.…
 
Grab your skinny white ladies, a big handful of the sticky doj and a glass of your finest tequila because this week we are paying a visit to none other than the Bonemother Death, Santa Muerte the patroness of the fastest growing religion on Earth. We dive into her ancient origins, talk at length about the influence of Spanish invaders and what make…
 
This month familiar stranger Tim kicks us off by pondering the ethnographic and anthropological nature of the award winning film Nomadland directed by Chloé Zhao. The strangers discuss the almost anthropological origins of the film and other similar works that deal with the precariat or nomads the movie is based around. The strangers then dive into…
 
Make sure to check the license plate number and look for all the correct stickers because this we’re taking a journey through the murderous mind of the man who would come to be known as the coed killer, bumblebutt Edmund Kemper. On our first “true-crime” episode we discuss the gorey details of both the man and the murders he committed; sparing noth…
 
Break out the flamethrower and your improvised, air-pressure-variance detector because it’s time to get wet looking for the crew’s pussy-cat and discover the brain penetrating, chest-bursting symbolism of the Xenomorphic monstrosity of Ridley Scott’s time-honored horror classic “Alien.” In this episode we dissect Alien and discuss: -Ripley, -The Da…
 
This week Clair brings you an interview with Dr Yasmine Musharbash! Dr. Yasmine Musharbash is a senior lecturer at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. Her fieldwork is based in central Australia, and primarily centred on the Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community about three hours northwest of Alice Springs.…
 
Grab your moisturizing skin cream, deep exfoliating rub and PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET because this week we dissect the anatomy of the best villains to learn their secrets and discover what makes them tick. After all, why would anyone desire to be evil? And what should we do with the ones we catch? Listen to Anton Lavey, Alex De Large, Hannibal L…
 
Gather your first aid kit, the letter from your dead wife and a giant rusty pole because we’re going back to Toluca County for a return visit and discussing the copious amount of sincere, esoterically sound use of occult symbolism, ritual, demonology and psychoanalytic theory woven inextricably throughout the fabric of our childhood favorite Silent…
 
This week we bring you another panel in our new format! This time, we’re diving into the conflict between Amazon and its workers in Alabama trying to form a union. Clair raises the topic of “corporate sassiness” and how we have started to attribute personalities and personhood to the social media presences of these gigantic companies. What do you t…
 
Light that cigar and warm up the massage oil because it's time to massage the fabled feet of shadow, but alas - it keeps running away! Psychological shadows can be flighty and temperamental, after all. Thus is it vital we learn the art of seducing this most infamous, yet beautiful of beasts and rather than banishing them in frustration, as we are s…
 
Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add a content warning for this episode for sexual assault. This week, Familiar Stranger Carolyn sits down with Camille Waring from the University of Westminster. Camille is currently doing her PhD on online representations of sex workers and how photography is being used against marginalized com…
 
ONLINE SHOP NOW OPEN: Stickers, t-shirts, hoodies and more! Support the show and shop now: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thewholerabbit/ Have you ever wondered what makes a horror movie a forever classic? In this case, we dissect what made the original Clive Barker: “Hellraiser” so legendary and poke inside its hidden social commentaries that make i…
 
Prepare your brain to transduce low frequency plasmatic vibrations because this week take a deep dive into the fertile imagination of Philip K. Dick; unfurling the mystery surrounding his enthusiasmos which resulted in V.A.L.I.S. and The Exegesis, spurring a wave of gnostic futurism that has changed the face of science fiction and introduced Saint …
 
This week on TFS, the Strangers continue with our new panel format and dive deeper into the topics of entrepreneurism and ethics. They talk about how universities and by extension academia is becoming more and more business-like with academics having to “build their brands” in order to find success. The conversation then shifts to discuss the curre…
 
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